Just like any other job or business with a physical presence, it takes time to build trust online. Particularly because there are so many people out there trying to make a quick buck and then disappear in the dark. This is the reason why companies like eBay have to make sure that their customers are protected.
Ideally, you would want to start as a buyer and build a trusted reputation through good feedback. If you do not have any feedback at all on either type of transaction as a buyer or as a seller and go straight to sell, then you would want to make sure that you provide your customers with top notch service. Your focus should be to create a great reputation. Becoming a trusted seller with no prior feedback whatsoever is challenging but it is not impossible.
I have compiled a list of some important things to consider if you want to become a trusted seller on eBay and want to receive your money right away.
Be patient, it takes time to build trust but once it happens you will be able to rip the benefits. New sellers are bound to have their money on hold until they meet the minimum amount of successful transactions
Post detailed descriptions of your items, be accurate, and make sure that your spelling and grammar is decent.
Take good pictures, don’t give up if you do not own a fancy camera, you can play with the camera until you find what works best for the picture, it could be a certain type of light, a particular angle, etc.
Strive to deliver great communication between all your customers but more important potential customers, behave in a professional manner and do not take things personal
Ship your items immediately so that the customer gets his/her package as soon as possible, people does not like to wait and more often than not they will give you a bad review if you don’t send in a timely manner.
Make sure that your packaging is safe and even if people does not care to get shipping insurance, try to be mindful of the safety of the products they are purchasing.
Stay informed of the latest eBay guidelines as a seller, you can find all that information navigating their website
The rules on eBay suggest that they will no longer put the money on hold after 25 successful transactions, so it is a matter of putting the needed effort to build a great reputation, and then you are on your way to create other goals like becoming a power seller.